r The Gazette-Times PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY Volume 42, Number 18. HEPPNER, OREGON, TH URSDAY, JULY 30, 1925 Subscripion $2.00 Ter Year CHILD DIES, RESULT J. ENGINEER LEWIS TO SUE JOHN DAY ACCIDENTAL SHOT IS MA'S NIGHTMARE After Canning Peachy All Day By A. B CHAPIN PISSES IN SLEEP I FOR SETTLEMENT Little Peggy Jones Victim of Fire At Jess Turner Home Last Week. FIRE CAUSE MYSTERY Child, Asletp In Front Room Several Minutes Before Fire Discovered; Residence Totally Destroyed. Death came to little Margaret Jones, two year8 old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Jones of Montesano, Wash., as a result of a fire that start ed from some unknown cause on Thursday afternoon and totally de stroyed the residence and all contents on the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Turner, some sixteen mils north of Heppner. The fire originated in the bed room in which hte little one hud been placed for her afternoon nap, and occurred at about half past two, at which time Mrs. Turner was alarmed by the baby crying out in an unusual manner. She walked to the bed room door and opened It, to be met by a dense cloud of smoke and extreme heat and thinking only of rescuing the little one she reached for her inside the door but failed to grasp the child. Mrs. Jones was at her side by this time, having heard the alarm from the bath room where she was taking a bath, and she made a successful attempt in getting hold of the child and bringing her from the room. It was noted at once that the baby was terribly burned and Mrs. Turner and Mrs. Jones rushed her to town as fast as possibly in the Turner car, it taking about half an hour to make the trip. Physicians took charge of the little body immediately, render ing all possible human aid, but the child was found to have received such internal Injuries from Inhaling the gas and heat as to be beyond help, and she died at the hospital within four hours from the time of . the fire, having never fully recov ered consciousness. Mr. Turner and the hired men rushed to the house from the fields where they were at work and used heroic efforts in trying to extinguish the flames and to save some of the contents, but the fire spread too rap idly, and aside from a very few ar ticles everything was destroyed. The fire was kept from spreading to the wheat fields, but the loss is heavy, nevertheless, and comes at a time when it is of great inconvenience. Mr. Turner carried $3000 insurance on the residence and contents. Mrs. Jones and her family had been making a visit for the summer at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vawter Crawford, in this city, and had been spending the week at the home of her sister, Mrs. Turner. Little Peggy and the infant son, born on July 6th, were the only children with her at the farm. It was Indeed a sad ending of an otherwise pleasant summer visit with the home folks. Mr. Jones, being apprised of the ac cident, made a quick trip from the Montesano home, leaving there at 6 o'clock Thursday evening and arriv ing at Heppner at S on Friday morn ing, a distance of about 360 miles. The little body was prepared for burial by Undertaker Case, and early Sautrday morning was placed in a car and taken to Montesano, where the funeral waa held on Sunday af ternoon at 2:30, the little girl being laid away in the beautiful cemetery there by the hands of loving friends of the family, following a short fu neral service at the Methodist church. Margaret Janet Jones was 2 years old on the 4th day of July. She was a bundle of sunshine and happiness, in perfect health, and her taking away in this tragic manner is a shock that her parents and relatives find very hard to bear, and it Is under such circumstances and visitations of death that the help and sympathy of the friends of the community are so greatly appreciated. Both at Heppner and at Montesano this was made'manifest, and it helps greatly In bearing up under such afflictions. CARD OF THANKS. To the friends and neighbors of ltnnnnor nnH vicinitv. we desire to extend our aincerest expressions of appreciation for their am ana sym pathy In the hour of affliction; for th floral afferines. and for every art of aid and assistance so kindly and tenderly expressed. L. A. Jones and Family. J. O. Turner and Family. Vawter Crawford and Family. Heppner Boys Qualify As Marksmen on Rifle Range Cltiien's Military Training Camp, Camp Lewis, Wash., July 22. Sev enty-eight per cent .of the student soldiers in attendance at tne uti- i sens' Military Training Camp at Camp Lewis, June 19 to July 18, who fired the record course in nna marns mnnshlo Qualified either as sharp shooters or as marksmen according to figures that have been compiled at Headquarters, nmeiy-oixin vmsion. The number completing the course is 400 of which 30 qualified as sharp shooters and 836 as marksmen. Those who qualified have been Issued badges therefor, Most of the men who fired the rifle course had had no previous experience on an Army range. Some of the cltlien-soldiers fired the pistol course. Included among those who qunll (led on the rifle range are the fol lowing from Iloppner; Mnrksmen Marvin A. Wightman and James O. Thomson. Vawter Crawford and Raymond Ferguson returned home late Mondny evoning from Montesano, Wash where they wont with the body of little Peggy Jones, and attended tho funeral hold there on Sundny after noon, By Arthur Brisbane Disapproves Coolidge. Leviathan For Sale. Very Nice Girl Wanted. Mr. Rockefeller, Age 86. England dislikes President Cool Idge's Fourth of July address and says there is nothing in it to "show that the President has tried to mas ter the facts concerning Europe." That, however, Isn't what interests the United States. The President HAS mastered facts concerning THIS country, lie has mastered tho fact that when you lend money you expect to get it back. And he seems to have msatered the fact that the business of the United States and of the President is to at tend to the United States and keep out of foreign complications. THAT SUITS THE UNITED STATES. A little girl of seven set fire to six houses and was sent to an industrial school for correction. Not long ago this child would have been punished with death, perhaps by burning, first being encouraged to denounce the "witch" whose evil spir its had compelled her to act the fires. The world is not so bad as it was once, even if it seems less religious. The Government will sell great ocean liners that don't pay, Including the Leviathan. Suppose the richest country in the world would run its ships without extravagant frills, brass bands, etc., and allow school teachers, high school and college students to go to Europe and back at cost, or, better still, FREE of cost. How much would it be worth to this nation to have 25,000 teachers and young stu dents aee and study Europe every year? But nothnig of that kind could be done. It woul) be "paternalism." A rich man named Browning aceks "a pretty refined girl fourteen years old, for adoption." He has one adopt ed daughter and wants another to keep her company. He will give the adopted girl every opportunity, edu cation, travel, kindness, care, love." Of course he will, all perhaps EX CEPT opportunity. Opportunity to eat, dress, travel and live free of work is not OPPORTUNITY. What would Rosa Bonheur have amounted to had a rich man adopted her. Her girl friend painted fruit boxes to buy food for two, while Rosa Bonheur painted pictures that made her famous, and undoubtedly gave her self-sacrificing friend a place Heaven. Who would have known Rosa Bonheur had a rich man adopt ed her? With lights shining along the road. Uncle Sum's flying mail ships go by- night between New York and Chica go. That is progress. And, because. it mcana development of the flying ship, it means safety for the nation. Credit Postamster New and President Coolidge. John D. Rockefeller is eighty-six years old. He plays his usual round of golf, weather permitting, quite content with 43 for 9 holes, and with his milk and seltier, toast and per haps two ounces of meat. It la hard for some to realize that golf, exercise that anybody can take ith a stick and a round pebble, not mora than 20 cents worth of food a day and a bed to sleep in are all that Mr. Rockefeller gets from his great fortune. What will history say of John D. Rockefeller, whose work and success better than that of any other man, ith the possible exception of Henry Ford, typifies this industrial age? He will be praised because he has never set a bad example of ostenta tion and extravagance to embitter the poor. All except his contributions to knowledge will be forgotten in BOO vears. But 1.000 years hence, history will carry the picture of John D. Rockefeller and will say of him: Thla is the man who proved compe tition to be wasteful and unneces sary. 'This man, proving that one man could successfully manage and own an industry, laid the fouiv'.ntlon of owtershlp by the people. They t,t tajl discovered that whnt one man couh1 do the people could do for thin seivcs." VOtING MAN GIVEN SURPRISE. On the occasion of his 21st birth- tiny, Wednesday of this week, Austin Smith was honored by a surprise par ty, arranged by his mother, Mrs. Muck Smith, and given at their home in this city last evening. Tho party was so carefully guarded that Austin was taken completely by surprise when ha reached home at about 8:30 and found a large company of his young friends were there to greet him Tables were arranged for playing "Travel" and this game with others occupied the time of the evening in a pleasant manner. Ice cream, cake and punch were served. Those pros ent were Misses Mary Patterson, Mary Crawford, Edna vnughn. Vol ma Huston, Luola Ilengn, Zaida Tnsh Hessie Kobinson, Lucile McDuffce, Ruth Babcock, Messrs, Hay McDnffee Howard McDuffeu, Reid Huseick, Vaw ter Parker, James Thomson, Andrew Baldwin, Marvin Wightman. F. M, Jarvis and wife nnd I. C. Cameron were people registered at Hotel Heppner on Monday from Re public, Wash, They were here to look over some land holdings in the mountains of Al llcnrikson, who ac companied them from Pendleton. Death Comes Suddenly to Great Political and Religious Leader. FUNERAL TOMORROW Following Wishes of Deceased, Bur ial Will Be In Beautiful Ceme tery at Arlington. Vs. Washington, D. C., July 27. Fu neral services for William Jennings Br fan will be held here on Friday afternoon and burial will take place late that day at Arlington. A spot high on the slope overlooking the capitol and near the monument erect ed to those who died on the Maine, was selected as his burial place. Dayton, Tenn., July 27. The body of William Jennings Bryan, who died suddenly in sleep here late yesterday will move on a special railroad car from Dayton for Washington at 8:40 o'clock Wednesday morning, Mrs. Bryan announced today. Burial of the political and religious leader will be in Arlington, national cemetery, Virginia, at a time to be determined later, Mrs, Bryan said. The funeral party, which will in clude the widow and an escort of Duyton friends, is expected to reach the capital early Thursday. Special Car Accepted. Mrs. Bryan has accepted the offer of a special car for the trip from Dayton to Washington. The Pullman will be taken on the local train to Chattanooga, whence at 11:30 o'clock Wednesday morning it will be con nected to the regular fast train from 1 Chattanooga 4o Washington. i Sue K. Hicks, Herbert Hicks, Ben ! F. MeKcnzie, Gordon McKcnzie and ; Wallace Haggard, alt of local prose- j cution counsel in the Scopes trial,, and Attorney General Stewart, are I expected to accompany the remains to Washington. No ceremonial guard of honor will be in attendance on the body of the statesman, it was an nounced. "We are simple people, and we want all arrangements simply made," said Mrs. Bryan. From two o'clock until five o'clock tomorrow afternoon the body of Mr.: Bryan will lie in state on the lawn of the Richard Rogers home, where he lived during the Scopes proceedings and where he died unobserved by man. As a guarantee of honor on this occasion, while the mountain folk of eastern Tennessee pass before the casket a squad from the Fred W. Brady Post No. 100, the American Legion, composed of former service men, will be on duty at the afternoon ceremony. The guard will be in uni form and without arms. Children Are Summoned. The children of the dead leader have been summoned by telegraph by their mother to join the party in Washington. The son, William Jen nings Bryan, Jr., left Los Anffeles for the east today. Mrs. Ruth Owen left Mount Vernon, Ohio, for Dayton today but will divert her course so as to reach Washington before the body of her father. Mrs. Richard Hargraves, the other daughter, is with her brother traveling east. The decision to bury the former democratic chieftain among the coun try's military great in Arlington cemetery, was the result of the ex pressed wish of Mr. Bryan, his wid ow told friends here. Mr. Bryan was a -colonel of volunteers in the Span- sh-Amencan war. A huge spreading maple tree shades the spot where the files of friends will look for the last time upon the face of their beloved champion. In this grassy eminence, raised aboye the level of the street, Mr. Bryan was wont to sit and rest during the in tervals of the fight over the Tennes see anti-evolution law. Here he chat ted with his friends at intervals and grasped the hands of hundreds who had come from the Cumberland slopes or from distant cities to witness the noted legal controversy in the court. Virtually dominant in the demo cratic party for nearly sixteen years, William J. Bryan was three times nominated and defeated for the pres idency. Then, like Elijah of old, he cast his mantle upon the Elisha of Princeton and exerted a potent in fluence in bringing about Woodrow Wilson's first nomination for the of fice to which he, himself, had vainly aspired. Known in his youth as "the silver tongued boy orator of the Platte," it was Mr. Bryan's eloquence in his fa mous '"cross of gold" speech at the democratic national convention in ChicRgo in 1H96 that made him the choice of his party. He polled more than 6,500,000 votes in his first cam- paign. His career has been likened to that of Henry Clay who also was three times nominated for the presfdency and as many times defeated. Clay, too, became secretary of state. Friends of Bryan insisted that, like Clay, he was too conscientious, consistent and scrupulous for a politician and that the famous Whig's declaration "I would rather be right than be presi dent," well described the man from Nebraskn. Horn In Illinois. .The former secretary of state was born in Salem, IH., March 19, 1860. His father was Silnn Lillard Bryan, a native of Culpepper county, Vir ginia, a lawyer and judge. The son, after graduating from Illinois col lege In 1881 and. Union College of Law, Chicago In 1883, entered the law office of Lyman Trumbull, for mer United States senator. Subse quently ho removed to Jacksonville, III., where he practiced law until 1K87 when he settled in Lincoln, Neb. During tlio presidential campaign of 1KN8 young Bryan's speeches in bchnlf of tho democratic party at trncted attention and in 1800 he ac cepted a nomination for congress in (Continued on Pave Four.) tfJ LOCAL NEWS HEMS ATTENTION! An organization meeting for the 1925 Rodeo will be held at the Council Chambers In Heppner on Monday evening, Angust 3rd, at 8:00 o'clock. All citizens of Heppner and Morrow county are urgently re quested to attend. CITY COUNCIL. Mrs. J. H. Bush, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kirk, who soent s week or ten days visiting at the homel of her parents on Willow creek, de parted for her home at Vernonia on Sunday. She was accompanied by her mother from here, and at lone they were joined by her sister, Mrs. Nels Jepson of Yahk, B. C. After a short visit at Vernonia they will all go to the coast for an outing. Mrs. Jepson had also been visiting relatives here for a short time. s The many friends of Treasurer L. j W. Briggs are congratulating him on his recovery from his recent se vere operations. Mr. Briggs has been able to be at the office for several days this week for a short time each day, and is gaining strength quite rapidly, considering the very serious condition from which he has been recovering. Mr. Briggs feels that he will soon be enjoying better health than has been his lot for the past twenty years, Lotus Robison, ranchman and stock raiser of Rock creek, was doing bus iness in Heppner on Wednesday. He reports a fine hay crop on his place this season, with lots of good grass on the range. A sale of a couple of cars of fat cattle recently brought Mr. Robison very satisfacotry re turns, also, and he is having no com plaint to make. Chas. Kirk, young son "of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Kirk of Willow creek, was thrown from a horse on Monday and received severe injuries. The middle finger of the right hand was hurt the worst, the nail being entirely torn off and the injury required the at tention of a physician, the boy being brought to town and looked after by Dr. McMurdo, Miss Gertrude Davies came over from Pendleton, where Bhe attended the summer normal, and has been spending the week here as a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Ban. She is returning to her home at Baker today, being taken on her way as far as Pendleton by Mrs. Barr. Dr. Johnston reports that Mrs. J. A. Westoff, who on Monday was op erated on for appendiaitis at the Heppner Surgical hospital, is doing well and in due course of time she should be able to return to her home. Dr. Johnston reports the following births this week: On Saturday, July 26th, to Mr. and Mrs. W. A. French, at their home, a son. On Monday, July 27th, at the home of John Cason, to Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Gerking of Rittcr, a son. Dr. McMurdo announces the arrival of a nine-pound daughter at the home of Mr, and Mrs, Sam McDanicl in Hard man on Tuesday, July 28th. Jim Hudleston, sheepman, is the city today from his ranch the Lone Rock country. in Ejmn:nmm:i:tntiminntiin::im:n:mi::::;i::inmii:::tm:niimri IT IS TIME NOW To start feeding egg mash for fall and winter eggs. ORDER NOW. Egg Mash Scratch Feed Corn GRAIN BAGS AT HEPPNER AND LEXINGTON Brown Warehouse Co. WE DELIVER WITHIN CITY LIMITS. TITLE CERTIFICATE Only 30 Days Provided Under Which to Get Started. TASK IS LARGE ONE Certificates for Each Car Owner to Be Given; Expected to Be Com pleted by December 1, 1925. During the past week motor ve hicle owners of this part of the state have been receiving blanks from the office of Secretary of State Kozer, en titled "Application for a Certificate of Title for a Motor Vehicle." Touch ing this new law, Mr. Kozer is quot ed in a statement sent out from Sa lem under date of July 28, as fol lows: No law enacted within recent years affects as many of the residents of Oregon as the act enacted at the 1925 legislature for the protection of title of motor vehicles within the state through the issuance of cer tificates of title and evidence of reg istration, and to regulate the pur chase, sale or other transfer of own ership of motor vehicles, declares Secretary of State Kozer, The law went into effect July 1, and allowed only a little more than 30 days within which to make provis ion for its administration while in practically every other state having a similar law six months to a year was allowed for the purpose. It has been physically impossible to pro vide the necessary machinery and fa cilities within the limited time, but it is expected that certificates of title for every motor vehicle operated in Oregon will be issued by December 1, 1925. Every motor vehicle owner in the state who has not already ap plied for the required certificate of title is urged to do so immediately. It is estimated that by the end of 1925 there will be between 210.000 and 215,000 motor vehicles in Ore gon. Other Laws Similar. Ten or twelve Btates have a simi lar law to the Oregon law. In those states it is claimed that motor ve hicle thefts have been greatly re duced and also that the existence of such a law has had a material effect upon the rates charged by insurance companies in connection with insur ance of motor vehicles. Applications are being returned to the secretary of state at the rate of from 8,000 to 6,000 per day, and it will require the issuance of from 2,000 to 3,000 certificates each day up to December 1 in order that every motor vehicle owner will be provided with a certificate of title by that time. Certificate Necessary. "No motor vehicle can be trans ferred from one person to another without a certificate of title," said Kozer today, "and in these cases of transfer since July 1, the record own er on thnt date will be required to make application for certificate of title, which certificate can then be transferred by him to the person to Crop Yields Are Better Than Was Anticipated Harvest is now quite generally un der way over Morrow county and threshing is proceeding at a rapid rate. From reports reaching this of fice, many of the farmers are getting far better yields than they antici pated, and the grain docs not appear to be as badly injured as a result of the extreme heat as was at first sup posed. Chas. Cox is now threshing out his 200-acre field of Federation and it is running at 25 bushels to the acre, strong, is of excellent quality, and Mr. Cox will have to lay in about as many more sacks as he had pur chased at first. Reports from others are of similar nature, and it should not be long until we are able to give a more comprehensive report on the Morrow county yield. It is safe to say now, however, that the average the cuonty over will be much better than was at first anticipated. Legion Auxiliary Will Make Bundle Drive In response to an emergency call for funds from state headquarters for relief work in the families of disabled veterans, the local unit of the Amer ican Legion Auxiliary put on an im promptu candy sale at the Star thea ter Saturday night. Including con tributions from members who did not furnish candy for the sale the pro ceeds amounted to a little over nine dollars. Mrs. A. L. Ayers generously gave a check for ten dollars and the committee made up the balance so that a check for twenty-five dollars was sent off Sunday night. A bundle drive will be staged Aug ust 8 when it is hoped that many use ful nrtirlpa nf clnthinf mnv ho trnth. ered for use by these worthy people, I whose cases have all been investigat-1 ed and whose need is great. Please be collecting any articles you can spare in readiness for the event. Bundles may be left at Gilliam eV Bisbee's store or by notifying Mrs. Morse or Mrs. McAtee arrangements be made to call for them. INSTALL NEW X-RAY MACHINE. Drs. Fred E. Farrior and A. H. Johnston have just installed a new X-ray machine in their offices in the Oddfellows building. The machine is a Woppler of the very latest de sign the newest thing in this line, and with it the doctors can take ex cellent pictures of all kinds now. They will doubtless find the machine very useful in their professions of dentistry and medicine, as such ma chines are found to be a great aid these lines. If you want to see how your bones are, step in and tnke look through this new X-ray pro jector it will show you up in fine style. WHEN HE HALTED. One of Irvin Cobb's best stories concerns an appraiser who was sent to a home to appraise the contents. The entries iniis book halted when the appraiser came to a table on which stood a full bottle of old Scotch. "One bottle of old Scotch whiskey, partly full." The next entry was: "Ont revolv ing Turkish rug." Hore pasture for rent. Telephone irw, Heppner. a. v. uoxen. whom he has sold tho vehicle subse quent to that date. "Again no 11' 26 motor vehicle li cense can be issued for any motor vehicle owned and operated in thi state unless a certificate of title is first issued. In view of this it be comes necessary for every motor ve hicle owner of Oregon to secure certificate of title for his motor ve hicle so as to pave tho way for the issuing of the 1126 licenses, which will be taken up early in the month of November, as has been the prac tice for many years past," Plans to Withdraw Compromise Offer Unless Settlement Is Reached On Aug. 4. (Arlington Bulletin.) . John H. Lewis, according to a let ter received this week by C. C. Clark, has instructed his attorney to pre pare complaint and intends to insti tute proceedings to settle his claims, amounting to some $40,000 against the John Day Irrigation District, pro viding favorable action Is not taken by the Board of Directors on a com promise proposal at the time of the next regular meeting of the Board on August 4th. This is of vital interest to all of the taxpayers in the district, whether the district is dissolved or not. Be fore the district can be dissolved all outstanding claims against it must be paid and a levy will have to be made and taxes collected for that purpose. Lewis claims a contract indebted ness of some $40,000 against the dis trict, but has offered to settle, we un derstand, for $12,000 and a provision that the district authorize him to pre pare a report of the survey made by him for $3000. Many matters remain to be settled and there is a possibility of an al most unlimited amount of legal con troversy before the district's affairs can be settled up either to dissolve or proceed with the project under government supervision. The original levy of fifty cents peT acre still stands as a cloud on the title of alt land under the district. Whether this levy can be annulled or not is a doubtful question. Provid ing the settlement . with Lewis is made and no unforseen legal actions are instituted, we understand it will require a tax of around $50,000 to close the affairs of the district as matters now stand. Should any land owners or other interested parties involve the district in various possible suits, there is no telling where the expense of liquidat ing the district will stop. Every land owner in the northern part of Gilliam and Morrow counties who owns lands within the district is financially heavily interested in the affairs of the district. Will Organize For A Bigger, Better Rodeo It has been definitely decided that Heppner will put on a bigger and better Rodeo for 1925 than has here tofore been attempted. This is set tled, though the dates have not yet been definitely fixed. The impression had gone out that there was to be no entertainment of this kind this season, but there was really no reason for it, as no an nouncement had been made to that effect by those having the matter in charge. It is desired, however, to get organized immediately for the big event, and to this end a meeting will be held on Monday evening next at the council chambers for organiza tion and fixing dates. While it is a little late to be getting under way, there is yet plenty of time to do a lot of good advertising, and ener getic action from now on will put the show over in good style. Quackenbush Home Scene Of Pleasant Party Sunday Last Sunday a party of friends and neighbors gathered at the R. H. Quackenbush place on Rhea creek and spent a pleasant day that will long be remembered by all present. The occasion for the gathering was the 15th birthday of Letha Hiatt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Hiatt of this city. Harry and Roy Quackenbush had nd up an ideaj picnic groundi with table and all, while their sister Rean had decorated the ground and table in real artistic style with an abund ance of flowers which she is adept at growing. Also three large raspberry shortcakes were in evidence, contrib uted by Mrs. Quackenbush. Those present were Loy McFerrin and family, Harry, Rean and Roy Quackenbush, Henry Schwars and family, Jay Hiatt and family, Johnnie Hiatt and family, Henry Northness and family, Eldon and Zella McFer rin, Mrs. Roy Her, son and daughter, Portland, Mrs. Owen French and Kemper Snow and family. Dinner was served cafeteria style and an abundance of lemonade was there to quench the thirst. After dinner games of all sorts were in dulged in. Many nice and useful presents were received by Miss Letha, as well as an equal number of spank ings. The Quackenbush place is an ideal country home, and with its large nock of white leghorn chickens and fine berry patches bears abundant evidence of the thrift of these peo ple, which is only equalled by their generosity and ability to entertain in royal style. Contributed. MISS BENGE GIVEN SURPRISE. A very pleasant surprise party. planned by her mother, Mrs. Eph Es- kelson, was given at the Lskelson country home on Thursday afternoon last in honor of Miss Gladys Benge. A delightful time was had. the guests putting in the most of the afternoon playing croquet. Refreshments of brick ice cream and cake wofl served. The occasion for the party waa the birthday of Miss Benge. Guests present were Misses Wilma and Op Leach, Maxine Gentry. Dora Cuts- forth, Mrs. Harvey Bauman, Mrs Fred Mojeskie and son of Lexington. Misses Mary Crawford, Mary Patter son, Luola Benge, Anna Wightman Mrs. R, L. Benge and Mrs. John Wightman of Heppner. F. Tiffany was here from Portland the first of the week, looking after the installation of the new x-ray ma chins in the office of Dr. F. E. Far rior. Harve Chappell Dies as Result of Accident On Sunday. KILCUP FARM SCENE Coroner's Jury Exonerates Sheridan, Who Held Gun, of All Blame; Chappell From Virginia, Death followed in a few hours the accidental shooting of Harve Chappell ai tne waiter Kiicup farm near Lena on Sunday forenoon. Chappell, a farm hand, working with Eddie Sher idan on the Kilcup place, was stand ing before a glass in the bunk house, shaving, at the time. Sheridan was turning over some thinsrs In his trunk nearby, preparatory to writ ing some letters, when he discovered a gun that had been laid away for a long time, and which he bad forgotten II about Picking uo the firearm. he remarked something about it and taking a cloth he began wiping it up. Evidently in some manner the ham mer was raised, the gun discharged and the bullet struck young Chappell, only a few feet away, hitting him in the back. Chappell was ruzhed to town at once and placed under the care of a physician, being taken to the Hepp ner Surgical hospital where the ball was located and preparations made for its removal. Internal hemorrhage had gone too far, however, and the young man passed away while on the operating table. A coroners jury was immediately impanelled by Coronor Case, fend proceeded to the scene of the acci dent where witnesses were examined and after proper deliberation they returned a verdict to the effect that Harve Chappell came to his death by the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of Eddie Sheridan, ex onerating Sheridan of blame in the matter. Harve Chappell was about 22 years of age, and he had lived in this sec tion for some time, coming here from Hillsville, Va., where his par ents reside. He had but two rela tives in this part of the country, Smith Chappell, aA uncle, residing at Condon, and John Edwards, a cou sin, at Pilot Rock. The body was prepared for burial by Undertaker Case, and beld for a few days, pend ing the action of his folks in Vir ginia, who finally sent work to have the boy buried here. The. funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 with a short service at the grave conducted by Rev. W. W. Head of lone. Mr. Sheridan is greatly grieved over the sad accident, and had no idea that the gun was loaded when he picked it up. The coroner's jury wsa composed of A. L. Ayers, Ed Breslin, A. L. Case, Sherman Shaw, W. M. Kirk and Thos. Brennan, and witnesses examined were Walter Kilcup, Eddie Sheridan and Walter Ohl. Local Teachers Pleased With Branch Normal Among the Morrow county teach ers who attended the Eastern Oregon branch of our state normal at Pen dleton this year are Miss Beth Bleak man, Mrs. Zoe Matetson, Miss Helen Wells, Miss Nora Doherty, Miss Gertrude Davies, Mrs. Ethel Ash baugh, Mrs. Ethel Swift and Mrs. Frank Turner. They are unanimous in voicing their praise for the small er normal and all of them who have been privileged to attend sessions both at Pendleton and Monmouth are frank to state that they are shown much more personal attention at the smaller school. K. E. Inlow, the general supervisor of the institution, hus proven himself a very worthy leader in educational affairs of Oregon. He is city super intendent of the Pendleton system and has used his influence to secure the very best instructors for his work. frs. Gertrude Nash, who at one time was one of our local high school girls, is principal of the Hawthorne school and a member of the normal faculty. She is popular among th teachers and we are justly proud to claim her. The irenerous hospitality of the Pendleton people can be surpassed by no other class. In fact Fendleton is the logical location for our perman ent Eastern Oregon branch of the normal. It will be referred to the people to vote for or against such a branch in November, r-6, and why not help to locate it in Pendleton? The teachers who attended from Morrow county wish to extend hearty appreciation for the many courted shown them during their five weeks' stay in our neighboring town. Contributed. DON'T KNOCK. I paused beside Last eve bluck- smith's door And heard th per chime; th Ves- Then, looking I saw upon tho floor Old hammers worn with It-at.ng years of time. How many anvils hav you had," said I, "To wear and butler all lh hammer so?" 'Jut one." ho maid; then, with a twink'ing eye, "The snvil wears th hammer out, you know." -Thrift Tak. Johnnie llia't came in flo euuUnt with a big rait'r out on Klu-a rr-lc Sunday evening, and it t a wonl'M he wni nut Linen by the rf.i I, a he jut missed stripping on him. Mr. Hiatt killed the snake, a btg one ha, ing ten rattlers and u button.